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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Lime Pesto

"Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a signature spice in Mexican cooking. In this recipe it combines with lime to add zing to pork tenderloin, a sensational main dish for an elegant dinner."
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1 h 30 m servings 340 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. PREHEAT oven to 400 F.
  2. CUT tenderloin lengthwise almost in half. Open; lay flat between two pieces of waxed paper. Pound with meat mallet or rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness.
  3. PLACE garlic, onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapenos in food processor or blender container; cover. Process until coarsely chopped. Process, while slowly adding corn oil, for 10 to 15 seconds or until mixture is slightly smooth. Spread half of cilantro mixture over tenderloin; top with cheese. Roll up; secure with string. Spread remaining cilantro mixture over top. Place on rack in roasting pan.
  4. BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature of 170 F. is reached. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove string; slice. Serve with picante sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 340 calories; 17.3 g fat; 5.1 g carbohydrates; 39.4 g protein; 123 mg cholesterol; 437 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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This was great, didn't even need the picante sauce. I used a mix of hot peppers to increase the heat. Will definitely become one of my regulars!!

This was the most delicious thing I have ever cooked! However, I modified it by stuffing with black beans and putting the ingredients in the recipe on top before baking. A++++ Many compliments f...

We loved this recipe.

This was delicious! It was easy, quick to prepare, and very flavorful. My grocery store was out of diced jalepenos, so I used mild diced chiles, which were a fine substitute. I skipped the pi...

This was different but I wasn't impressed. Won't make it again.